In Review: Bellari VP549 Phono Preamplifier

Phono pre-amps aren’t supposed to get in the way. Designed to simply boost the sound of vinyl recordings, these boxes sit in between your turntable and your speakers. As a vinyl-head, I’ve been exploring multiple vinyl pre-amps in order to see just what the fuss is about. I’ve almost figured it out.

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Just Announced: Soundcore Life Q35 ANC Headphones

If I’ve learned one thing during this work-from-home phase of the pandemic, it’s that good headphones – particularly those with Active Noise Cancellation (aka ANC) – can really make a significant difference. To that end, I’ve been going through the Soundcore lineup, reviewing the Q20, the Q30 (and an update after a firmware release), and even had a go at their ANC earbuds, the Liberty Air 2 Pro. They’ve just released a new addition to their Life Q series – the Soundcore Life Q35.

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Now Funding: Sentien Audio

As of late, my audio world has been true wireless earbuds (for when I exercise) and over-ear ANC headphones (for while I’m working). There is another category out there for headphones that I have a bit of a fascination with – bone conduction headsets. My buddy got a pair a few years ago, and I was surprised by how well they worked. Well, now we’ve got Sentien bringing another set to your cranium.

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DALI is hitting the streets in some new finishes on their IO headphones

In the last year or so, I’ve been paying a lot more attention to headphones, particularly wireless ones that let me roam around my basement as the work day unfolds. My ears are nowhere near audiophile grade, but I still can appreciate when something is reproducing sound – and doing it well. That’s what the newest hues of the DALI IO lineup have to offer.

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In Review: Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro

A little bit ago, we brought you word of some rather exciting-sounding new earbuds from Anker. I’ve become a big fan of their over-ear ANC headphones (both the Q20 and the Q30), but I’ve had mixed success with how well ANC works in earbuds. So, of course we got a sample in, and I spent some time with it over the past few weeks to get a feel for the earbuds.

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In Review: Enacfire Soundtank Bluetooth Speaker

We have definitely gotten into the swing of reviewing more audio products over the last year, though we’ve tended to focus more on the personal aspect of audio – be it via earbuds, headphones, or even headphone amps. Well, what if you want to share the sound? That’s where a solid bluetooth speaker can be handy, such as one like the Enacfire Soundtank that we got in recently.

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In Review: Urbanista Athens earbuds

While it seems like – as of late – that I’ve been all about the over-ear headphones (which I must admit are great for working from home), I’m also still a fan of earbuds. I used them back when I went to the gym (in the before days), for popping onto a quick phone call, and even now when I go out for my morning jog. One of the latest I’ve checked out are the Urbanista Athens earbuds.

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Introducing: Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro

You know us – we’re all about new headphones hitting the market. Some folks like earbuds, others like over-ear; some folks want wires, and others want to cut the cord. That’s why we like seeing new stuff come out – it’s likely hitting a sweet spot for someone who just hasn’t found the right one yet. Recently, Anker came out swinging with the announcement of the Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro earbuds.

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